Atmospheric Science, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
Data Center Description
The Atmospheric Science faculty conduct diverse teaching, research, and outreach programs that can be applied to important environmental issues. Early research included studies of radiative transfer and boundary layer meteorology. Modern remote sensing techniques rely in part on the early research of Coulson. More recent research on agricultural burning has resulted in residue handling and field burning techniques that have greatly reduced smoke production.
Current sectional research is focused on climate dynamics and climate change, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, biometeorology, and medium and large-scale atmospheric dynamics. Recent acquisition of an instrumented aircraft has enhanced studies of pollutant transport to remote areas.